Last week, Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé scored against Nîmes Olympique, and for his celebration, the 21-year-old pulled his kit over his head to reveal a message on his shirt, which read “Courage Lucas, I’m with you.”
For those who need a quick reminder, Lucas is an eight-year-old boy who sent out a video in August, encouraging PSG ahead of their UEFA Champions League final match against FC Bayern Munich.
The video was shared by the association Les Petites Bosses, which is an organization that provides moral, material, or financial support to sick or disabled children as Lucas was battling cancer.
After the capital club’s match against Nîmes, Mbappé shared the photo of his gesture towards Lucas on Instagram.
Nonetheless, this story doesn’t have a happy ending as Lucas lost his battle with cancer. Mbappé took to Twitter to share the news that the young PSG supporter passed away and wrote about how the young boy has impacted his life.
“It is with great emotion that I inform you that Lucas has gone to join the stars. Very difficult to find the words, but it is necessary to pay tribute to this boy filled with love, sympathy, and above all, courage who taught me so much and with whom I nurtured a strong bond. I will try to make you proud because you are the real hero,” Mbappé wrote.
“You who deserve all this praise for having fought your disease for more than ten months without ever complaining. I am extremely proud to have been able to be your friend until your last breaths, and believe me. I will be forever. May God grant you the way to Heaven, my little angel. I love you.”
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) October 22, 2020
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